School Social Work 101 - Monday June 5, 2023

This workshop will be conducted live through an online platform called Zoom. The evening before the event you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting, and other important information. Any updates or changes will be shared via email.

Workshop Description:

Throughout this workshop, we will cover the roles a social worker plays within a school setting as well as certifications/licensure that is required. IDEA, 504s, and the Child Study Team will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
  1. Learn the policies of public-school settings and how they affect the student (client)
  2. Providing background knowledge to allow you to develop confidence around being a professional social worker
  3. Understand how state and federal policies affect services to clients

CEUs: 1 General
Date: Monday June 5, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Requirements: Webcam (participants must be on camera)
Presenter: Kristie Tapolow, MSW, LSW

Presenter Information:

Kristie Tapolow, MSW, LSW graduated from Fordham University with her master’s in social work. Shortly after she began working for the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County leading their FCIU program (family crisis intervention program) and working with the Wrap around in-home program. In 2007, she began working as a school social worker in the public-school system. During that time Kristie lead multiple mental health committees advocating and implementing programs. Kristie was the liaison for the district and Monmouth University interns for the last 10 years. Kristie remained in the school district as a social behavior support specialist and child study team social worker until June 2022. She chose to resign to spend more time with her family as well as continue her intense involvement with local charities, including Hope for Children Foundation, Raine Foundation and Play 2 Win Foundation. In addition, she has been an active member of the Middletown Municipal Alliance since 2005. She is a relentless advocate for all children and will never give up on making sure every single learner can be treated with respect and equality and can access a worthy education.